Although there are no longer INF Treaty restrictions on the deployment of ground-launched intermediate-range missiles, and concerns about their deployment in Europe loomed large in the diplomatic brinkmanship leading up to the full-scale Russian invasion of Ukraine in February, 2022, land-based INF-range missiles have yet to play a role in the Russia-Ukraine War. The scope of the Read More…
After suspending the INF Treaty, neither Russia nor America wasted much time announcing new missile projects. What are the implications for European security of a new generation of theatre missiles? The Euromissile Crisis of the 1980s has some clues.
Whither the INF Treaty? The Trump administration has announced that America will withdraw from the treaty. NATO endorses Washington’s finding that Russia is non-compliant. Major dilemmas await Washington and Europe in a post-INF Treaty world.
This is the second of a two-part series analyzing the impact of the changing theatre missile landscape and the INF Treaty. The first part considered the future of the INF Treaty on transatlantic relations. Part II looks at Russian perspectives on the treaty.
This is the first of a two-part series analyzing the impact of Europe’s changing intermediate-range missile landscape and the fate of the INF Treaty.
Against the backdrop of events in Ukraine, it will take a formidable diplomatic effort to arrest a tit-for-tat missile dynamic between NATO and Russia.
In his latest article, Kristian A. Kennedy examines the modernization of intermediate-range missiles outside of Europe and discusses the relevancy of the unmodified INF Treaty in the 21st century.
Kristian Kennedy discusses the extent to which Obama’s actions in Russia are a modern application of Kennan’s Cold War policy of containment.
NATO Council member Kristian Kennedy discusses how negotiations with Iran may impact missile defence in Europe.
Kristian A. Kennedy on the context, consequences and implications of the NATO decision to deploy surface-to-air interceptors to strengthen Turkey’s air defence.